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Recruiting for up to six (6) full-time Firefighters – Protective Services – Fire Division
Firefighters work as part of a team of career and paid-call firefighters, along with management to achieve an efficient and effective Fire Department. We do this through reliable performance of firefighting, maintenance, education, training and inspection duties and by observing and complying with municipal policies, Department Operational Guidelines and recognized safety practices. While assignments and responsibilities are generally performed under supervision, firefighters must be capable of making decisions and working with limited supervision until a fire officer arrives. Firefighters must be able to do prolonged and arduous work under adverse conditions.
Firefighters are expected to actively continue their education and advance their skills and abilities through attendance at courses and regular training sessions.
All required licenses, certificates and/or registrations as indicated below must be valid and current at the time the posting closes and must be attached with your application. Applications without the attached required documents will be deemed incomplete and will not be considered. Documents are required in the following format: one PDF document (can be black and white) labeled “Firefighter Documentation”. Please have these ready to upload when you apply. For the 2020 Firefighter Application Manual which includes details of all requirements for application – please visit https://www.tol.ca/careers/fire-department/.
REQUIRED LICENCES, CERTIFICATES AND QUALIFICATIONS
- 19 years of age or older (from this bulletin’s close date)
- Diploma, Certificate or Transcripts demonstrating a minimum Grade 12 graduation, GED completion or equivalent unofficial Transcripts are acceptable. Equivalencies can include a two year diploma, an undergraduate or applied degree or journeyman certificate of a Red Seal Trade Certificate
- Completion of NFPA 1001 Level II certification with appropriate IFSAC/ProBoard Seals
- Completion of NFPA 472 Operations with appropriate IFSAC/ProBoard Seals
- Valid Class 3 or Class 1 Provincial driver’s license with air brake endorsement (restriction 15) or equivalent for vehicles with more than 2 axels (Automatic transmission is accepted) – driving record will be considered in the selection process – the Personal Driving Record must be obtained within 30 days of application
- Current recognized first aid certificate pertinent to a firefighter and CPR Level C (e.g. First Responder Level III with AED and/or spinal endorsement; Emergency Medical Responder, Occupational First Aid Level 3, paramedic license or equivalent)
- Good physical condition and physically and psychologically suitable for the position of firefighter. Candidates must pass a health and medical evaluation provided by a qualified 3rd party medical professional approved by the Township. The cost for screening will be the responsibility of the candidate. Only candidates who are medically suitable for all firefighting duties will be considered. Please refer to NFPA 1582 Chapter 6 for Medical Suitability
- No conviction for a criminal or summary offence related to the job of a firefighter
- Legal entitlement to work in Canada
- Fluency in English (written and verbal)
DESIRABLE TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
- Completion of advanced Fire Service Training, such as the Fire Prevention Inspector Program, Fire Service Instructor I or II, or Fire and Life Safety Educator Level I
- Completion of Fire Service related courses such as auto extrication, rope rescue, confined space, hazardous material or incident command
- Participated in the delivery of Public Fire and Life Safety Education Programs
- Demonstrated knowledge of various applicable codes and standards
- Work/Life skills related to fire fighting
The Fire Department has a residency requirement that is detailed in the 2020 Firefighter Application Manual in the recruitment process. The successful candidates will be required to have a Police Information Check (PIC) as a condition of employment.
This position is covered by a Collective Agreement with the International Association of Firefighters (IAFF, Local 4550). Starting rate of pay is $31.58 per hour.
The external closing date for this competition is October 19, 2020.